How to Change PowerPoint Animation Speed

Here are two ways to change the animation speed applied to an object in PowerPoint. The first is the fastest method while the second offers another method that also offers additional animation options. You should have an idea of ​​how much time you want to spend on PowerPoint animation.

These instructions apply to PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, and PowerPoint 2010.

Contents
  1. Use the quick method to change the animation speed
  2. Use the Show Advanced Effect Options dialog box
  3. Add Effect Options

Use the quick method to change the animation speed

The speed of each animation is set in seconds and fractions of a second, up to hundredths of a second.

  1. Select the object on the slide to which the animation is assigned. It can be a text box, an image, or a chart, just to name a few examples.

  2. Select Animation

  3. In the Duration field, select the up or down arrows next to the speed currently set to increase or decrease the speed. The speed changes in quarter-second increments.

  4. Or enter the desired speed in the Duration text box. The animation speed has changed in this new setting.

Use the Show Advanced Effect Options dialog box

Another way to access these settings is in the Effect Options dialog box.

  1. Select the object on the slide to which the animation is assigned. It can be a text box, an image, or a chart, just to name a few examples.

  2. Select Show additional effect options (It’s the launcher in the lower right corner of the animation group).

  3. Go to the tab Time

  4. Click down arrow Duration and select a speed.

  5. Click Okay to apply the changes.

Add Effect Options

Before closing the Effect Options dialog box, click the the effect to quickly add effect options, such as changing the direction of text input as it appears on the slide.

With the dialog closed, there is another way to add an effect to the animation. Select animation and choose Animations Effect options to display a list of possible effects for the type of animation being used.

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